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God Works In Mysterious Ways

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hoot_owl_rn
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(Hopefully this isn't too corny, but it actually happened last night)

God Works In Mysterious Ways

My son of 15, a lost child of sorts
So sad and so forlorn
At times he’s cursed his father
And the day that he was born
Last night he sat before me
With tears upon his face
And how I wished with all my heart
His pain I could erase
Just then a sound rose from outside
A tiny, lonely cry
I opened up the door to look
And a kitten ran on by
He entered the house like he belonged
Stripped hair all full of burrs
Jumped into my son Matthew’s lap
Let out a series of purrs
In that moment, something happened
What I can not place
But my son reached out to hold the cat
And a smile broke on his face
“Can’t we keep him mom, “ he said
“He’s cold and scarred you see
He’ll be good, I know he will
And keep us company”
How could I have ever said no
To a request like that
So we went from being just us two
To us two and Sam the cat
Warmth began to fill my heart
From the depths of my despair
Our house began to feel like a home
And life was once more there
They say God works in mysterious ways
I’ve always known of that
But who’d have thought he would work
Through a little gray furred cat


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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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1 posted 09-06-99 10:33 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A warm fuzzy both literally and figuratively ... I really got an "awwww" out of this one ...

Having worked with animals extensively, I have seen and marvelled at the power they have with children ... I am sure "Sam" will be an invaluable companion to your son and a valued mamber of your family.

Really enjoyed the read ... it brightened my day ... thank you!

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 09-06-99 11:22 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
This poem is a treasure and a pleasure to read.
Not only pleased me but filled one very big need. *L*
Pepper
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very heartwarming...beautifully written

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Awwwwww... :") <--- tearful smile That was very sweet... I have my own little gray kitty that I can't imagine living without; I'm sure Sam will be a wonderful friend to you and your son
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 09-06-99 01:05 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thank heavens for little soft balls of fur...they give so very much to us..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


WhtDove
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Hoot_owl this was beautiful! He does work in mysterious ways don't He!? Never quite what we imagine, always keeping us on our toes! I am glad though that you saw this as a blessing, so many people would have explained that away!
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Terrific story, hoot. There's something about pets that will do that to us. Angel would be a good name,
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all very much. In less than 24 hours, Sam has made himself a part of the family and for the first time in 9 months, things around here are beginning to get a bit brighter
moonmoon
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Oh Hoot, that was so well written.What a touchy story.. It flowed right through too...Thanks for sharing it..

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


Julie
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You will be surprised the comfort that will
come from your new furry friend. My cat sat in my lap for two days after my Grandma passed away.

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Julie
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson
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Lady Hoot: I caught a really great feeling from this one. Well done! I've never owned a cat... I'm very allergic. But I do love them so and those belonging to my friends always seem to search me out. Glad this ones become part of your family.
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Lovely poem, made me cry.
Great Job Hoot!
hoot_owl_rn
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I'm surprised at all the replies to this one, as far as poetry is concerned, I didn't think this one was really too good

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Hoot

It's not always the poetry that counts but the emotions that caused the writer to want to share their feelings with us all...and it was the way that a tiny little kitten changed a small boy's world and made a mother smile again ...YOU!

Well, that's my view..

Hugs

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.




[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-07-99).]
miriam
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15 posted 09-07-99 12:48 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

I think we owe it to "SAM" to put this one back to the top.
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Hoot, this is absolutely precious! That it's a true story makes it more so!

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Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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RG, Mariam, and Denise..thank you all for your comments
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Best wishes to your family and your furry friend... they do make such a difference.
Elizabeth
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19 posted 09-10-99 11:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

It is very uplifting-really made my day! Thanks, Hoot! And no, I don't think it is corny at all.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 09-10-99).]
Toerag
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Great Job Hoot.....I always like your schtuff!
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks Suthern, Elizabeth and Toerag...he seems to be fitting right in here, a part of the family.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Justbleu
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Oh wow!!! He does...doesn't he!!
I am happy to hear that you have a new memeber to keep you 2 happy!!

God continue to bless your home!!

Thanks for sharing that...was sweet!!

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"Is she living in a dream, Is she playing make-believe???"
Justbleu

Paul Allen Lupien
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23 posted 09-16-99 01:43 AM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Ya got me too on this one Hoot.I've thought for some time now that cats are just angels with fur coats.They demand so little and give so much.

A purrfectly charming piece.

PAL

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